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Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
on this dangerous terrain and will voters remember how we look doing it. master and commander, barack obama didn't walk in bearing foreign policy experience and neither did a host of governors like ronald reagan and bill clinton. both earned it in office. could governor romney compete in this league? and obama's luck. he was lucky to run against john mccain who declared the state of the economy strong when lehman fell. with the economy weak is obama lucky again that business with mitt romney has changed the subject? i'm chris matthews. with us david ignatius. the bbc's katty kay, "the new york times'" helene cooper and national journal major garrett. foreign policy is the defining issue in this most critical presidential election. barack obama is a democratic president who holds the high ground on national security and that became a problem for governor romney in his charge that the president projects weakness to america's enemies. when he got the nobel peace prize at the beginning of his term, the president decided to use that stage to make clear that even though he was elected as an opponent o
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Sep 16, 2012 10:30am EDT
for the tyranny of a mob. >> but in this highly charged campaign environment, new questions about how the obama administration should respond enter the political debate. >> the administration was wrong to stand by statements sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> this morning, we'll talk to a key member of the president's foreign policy team, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >>> also this morning, an exclusive network interview with a key player in the middle east, the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu. have relations between his country and the u.s. have hit a new low over the looming nuclear threat from iran? >> those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >>> sorting out u.s. options in the middle east, consequences for the region and the political impact in november. our political roundtable. joining us, the first muslim elected to the u.s. congress, democratic representative from minnesota, keith elliso
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control, storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government, secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney, after he took hits for accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis close to election day is a chance to show off leadership, and a chance for a high-profile stumble, campaigning in colorado he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
to launch any mission president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's considering military action in libya, but he is vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> egypt's president is vowing not to allow what happened in libya to happen in his country. you are looking live now at pictures coming out of cairo, egypt. this is a lot of activity going on there right now. protesters gathering outside the u.s. embassy. the president there, mohamed morsi, says the egyptian people reject unlawful acts like the attack that happened on the consulate in benghazi. the state department warning american embassy workers around the globe, especially in the middle east as you see on this map here, to be on alert in the wake of a deadly attack in libya. that includes embassies marked here, kuwait, sudan, tunisia. >> the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one took place last night outside the white house. the man w
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> this morning on early today, murder in benghazi. president obama vows justice will be done after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash after a high speed chase. >>> and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's >>> and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador u.s. war slips been sent to the coast and an elite group of marines will ramp up security. all of this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rifle mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: in cairo, another demonstration at the u.s. embassy. and after what happened in libya, president obama was harsh. in an interview on telemundo. >> they don't have tradi
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. in colorado, president obama signalled his resolve to find the killers of the four americans. >> i want people to hear me from all over who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but america's allies, dictators, are gone, and the u.s. is not happy with mohamed morsi's initial failure to protect the embassy. so last night, mr. obama seemed to be lowering egypt's status. >> i don't think we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them a new enemy. they are a new government trying to find its way. >> reporter: later, president obama called morsi, saying he needed to protect the embassy. today, he said they did not intend to down grade egypt, which gets one and a half billion in aid, second only to israel and afghanistan. billion the u.s. and afghan but they no longer have a compass for the region. >> it is difficult seeing these images on television, because our world is filled with challenges. this is a difficult time. >> essentially the united states has made a bet, a big bet, a gamble. but there are not a lot of alternatives. >> reporter: example nine ye
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
any mission president obama orders. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with u.s. to make sure diplomats are safe. >>> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed with on their way back to the u.s. a must military helicopter left tripoli yesterday with the bodies and arrived in germany before heading to the u.s. other victims who were injured in the attack were also onboard, as were more than two dozen people evacuated from the consulate. these protest over that internet video are continuing today in the middle east. this is just outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. today's demonstrations are much more subdued than tuesday's when protesters scaled the walls of the complex there and destroyed an american fla
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. >>> the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. >>> next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. >>> t
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
individuals to hurt the religious feelings of others. mitt romney pounce the. it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks, the gop presidential candidate said in a statement late tuesday. the obama campaign fired back saying it was shocked that following the deadly protests, quote, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. >> sarah palin! >> even sarah palin joined the fray, paraphrasing a line often used to mock her. >> and can i see russia from my house. >> as a way to slam the white house. >> reporter: apparently president obama can't see egypt and libya from his house, she tweeted. a couple of things. that cairo statement by the embassy there was never approved by the state department or the white house. that said, can i tell you here, matt, officials here are just stunned that the romney campaign wouldn't even wait till daybreak before pouncing on this story considering we didn't have confirmations of the death of the ambassador and others. >> chuc
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
continued to attack president obama's handling of the situation in the middle east. >>> and paul ryan will visit rockingham fairgrounds in harrisonburg, virginia. yesterday mitt romney was in fairfax, and first lady michelle obama appeared at two events, one in richmond and the other in fredericksburg. >>> virginia is expected to be one of the most important states up for grabs in november. right now president obama is leading in the commonwealth and other battleground states. a new nbc/wall street journal poll shows the president ahead of mitt romney in three key states. in virginia and florida, he leads romney by five points among the voters. that lead jumps to seven points in ohio. political experts say these are fairly large leads for the president, but they can easily be wiped out if romney has a strong first debate, which is scheduled for october 3rd. stocks will open on wall street today on multiyear highs, thanks to new efforts by the federal reserve. word the fed would inject $40 million sent stocks soaring today. it will also keep short term interest rates at the record lows
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacuate his people but was killed along with three colleagues. secretary of state clinton was chris stevens' friend. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: why the riots? clips had flooded the internet of an amateurish anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. as flags were lowered in washington, the tragedy went political. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: mitt romney blamed president obama for a statement by th
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Sep 13, 2012 10:00pm EDT
for the u.s. government to prosecute the filmmakers. >> now president obama says he's not sure where the relationship with egypt stands. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally but don't consider them an enemy. >> why does the air rib spring look like a winter. it has little to do with the internet video. that was just a trigger. >> this is a photo opportunity. >> the problem goes back to the men the u.s. relied on to keep order. for decades they fed their people a diet of lies, hate and half-truths that boiled down to two concepts. the united states and israel are fighting a war against islam. and the war is hidden in secret conspiracies. the goal was to keep the people's anger focused elsewhere, not on the regime's corruption and inability to produce jobs and basic services. by now those sentiments are deeply engrained. >> the perception in the muslim countries is that the whole world is at war with islam. >> oxford university professor ramadan is the grandson of the founder of egypt's muslim brotherhood and explains each world, islam and the west, to the other. >> we
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the white house. for his part today, president obama took a hard line. as anti-american rioting spread through the muslim world, president obama was on hand for the return of the remains of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens, and his three colleagues, murdered by a mob on the 9/11 anniversary tuesday. the president vowed no u.s. retreat. >> i'm making it clear that justice will come to those who harm americans. most of all, even in our grief, we will be resolute. for we are americans. and we hold our head high. >> reporter: but the protests widened. this was iraq, in lebanon symbols of the u.s. got burned at kfc and the hardee's. this was gaza. many egyptians are still furious over that anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and it's not just arab nations. muslims to the east erupted. this was pakistan today. this was bangladesh. these were indian muslims in kashmir. while back in the u.s., republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan blamed president obama. >> what we do not see is steady consistent american leadership. that is what keeps the peace. and that is what we will have in
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Sep 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
obama whom eastwood pretended was seated in an empty chair next to him. at his age, he said, you don't have to edit yourself. >>> decades of history documented today. we spotted a familiar face in this he old photo. we'll tell you the identity of this young boy coming up. >>> gorgeous day today. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. you wouldn't expect penny there to puggle through winter without being fed? well i'm not a vet but she'd starve probably! and so will your lawn, man! fall is the most crucial feeding of the year. it's th
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Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> 18 people arrested at j.f.k. airport. they're accused of stealing 100,000 mini liquor items and other items. most of those arrested were employees for the company. but three people were airport security guards. police say they turned a blind eye to the thefts. the arrests capped off a nine-month investigation dubbed operation last call. the stolen liquor was valued at $750,000. >> in one part of l.a. today, two suspected bank robbers started throwing wads of money out of the car. the crooks eventually got stuck in traffic and police took them into custody but the search continues for two other suspects. >> an undocumented immigrant says he won the lottery. he says
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
that no act would shake the resolve on a great nation. barack obama vowed to bring the killers to justice. >> the libyans helped others to safety and carried steven's body to the hospital, where we learned he had died. >> reporter: the president then paid a condolence call on the shaken officers, suffering the first killing in the line of duty in 30 years. >> today, many americans are asking, indeed i asked myself how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped to save from destruction? >> reporter: the sad irony, 52-year-old ambassador stevens served before. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> it is a sad day in my life. i know chris personally. he is my tennis partner, he comes to my house, we have breakfast together. >> reporter: friends describe him as courageous, even asked if he would go back. >> he wanted to learn the language, and be the first diplomat on the ground. >> reporter: two others were killed, even as the evacuation happened, the fbi was launching an investigation. the veteran diplomat
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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
overseas. the bodies of the four americans killed in libya returned to the u.s. on friday. president obama paid tribute to them during a solemn ceremony at andrews air force base. >> four americans, four patriots. they loved this country. and they chose to serve it. and served it well. >> this morning, the violent protests triggered by that film continue across the middle east. in response, including a coalition base in afghanistan. jim is in cairo. what's the latest? >> well, it's a quiet day here in cairo, but clearly, what happened as a result of that film triggered a spasm of violence across the globe. the effects of the day of rage were felt in afghanistan, two u.s. service members we killed in a sustained taliban attack on marine headquarters there in helmand province. the british royal, prince harry, was based nearby, but he went unhurt. the taliban later claimed that the attack was its response to the film. here in cairo, things do feel like they're getting back to normal. that four-day standoff between protesters and riot police was broken up early this morning. egyptian security
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
and the political fallout at home, poet president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security, but less than eight weeks till election day romney, who by the way authored a book titled "no apologies" is making no apologies for his sharp cricism of the president's foreign policy. while in virginia mitt romney toned down his attacks on president obama seeking to project strength in more subtle terms, arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. the world needs american leadership. the middle east needs american leadership. >> reporter: demonstrating the bitterness on both sides, romney was briefly interrupted by a heckler. >> why are you politicizing libya? >> reporter: >> reporter: campaigning in colorado president obama took a firm stance reminding voters of his power as commander in chief. >> i want people around me to hear me, to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of th
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Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
shoulder to shoulder. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama participated in a moment of silence. late aert the pentagon, he offered hope following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building. >> no single event can ever change who we are. >> reporter: those same themes of courage rang out near shanksville, pennsylvania, where passengers fought to keep a plane from crashing the capitol. >> we've not forgotten the heroism of your husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mother, fathers. >> reporter: so many fighting for a country they believed in. despite the pain, there are isle signs of healing. this new world trade tower i'm standing in which should be complete in just over a year is a sign to many the city is beginning to move on. danielle leigh. now back to you. >> u.s. troops in kabul, afghanistan, marked the anniversary of the terror attacks at several memorial services. in october of 2001, the u.s. and allies invaded afghanistan. the goal was to oust the taliban regime for sheltering al qaeda leaders who planned the 9/11 attacks. military leade
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the united states was late? >> obama, all of your government, it was very late. >> reporter: so all of this is because the response was late? but there was little time for interviews. we should turn around here. the police are charging. >> you see what happened, what -- just -- the egyptian government is doing with the egyptian people because -- because of the americans. >> reporter: there were demonstrations today in nearly 40 cities across the region and beyond. but as bad as it looks, the demonstrations were generally small. but in what will have implications for security worldwide, the extremists have found a weak spot to attack a super power they believe is responsible for an offense against islam. and radicals, brian, are still looking for other soft targets. today, they attacked a u.n. outpost here in egypt, and several american chain restaurants in the region. brian? >> interesting to watch this throughout the weekend, richard engel in cairo, thank you, and we're getting a first look at what happened inside the u.s. consulate in libya, the damage from the attack that killed
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